Sitting Time and Body Mass Index, in a Portuguese Sample of Men: Results from the Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study (APAHS)

@inproceedings{Santos2010SittingTA,
  title={Sitting Time and Body Mass Index, in a Portuguese Sample of Men: Results from the Azorean Physical Activity and Health Study (APAHS)},
  author={Rute Ramalho Santos and Luisa Soares-Miranda and Susana Vale and C. Moreira and Ana Isabel Ambr{\'o}sio Marques and Jorge Mota},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2010}
}
The aim of this study was to verify the relation between body mass index (BMI) and sitting time in a sample of 4,091 Azorean men. BMI was calculated from self-reported weight and height. Total physical activity (PA) time and total sitting time were assessed with the IPAQ (short version). Linear Regression analysis showed that total sitting time (hours/day) was positively associated with BMI (B = 0.078; p < 0.001) after adjustments for age, meal frequency, alcohol and tobacco consumptions… CONTINUE READING

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